- capable of being converted.
- having a folding top, as an automobile or pleasure boat.
- exchangeable for something of equal value: debts payable only in convertible currencies.
- an automobile or a boat with a folding top.
- a sofa, couch, or chair whose seating section can be folded out into a bed.
- Finance. a convertible bond or security.
Origin of convertible
Examples from the Web for convertible
By the way, a mint condition 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible can now sell for as much as $350,000.Nationalism on Four Wheels
October 18, 2014
Pat Roberts owns a convertible that is registered to his Alexandria, VA home, with Virginia vanity plates reading “PR-USS.”There's No Place Like Home For Kansas Senator Pat Roberts
May 12, 2014
The video follows the twosome on their romantic tryst, from canoodling in bed to riding carefree in a convertible.Psy, Macklemore & More of the Best Music Videos of the Week (VIDEO)
April 19, 2013
I had a Barbie convertible, the kitchen, the house, the building, everything.Sofia Vergara Breaks Out
July 29, 2011
He even bought a convertible sports car for his fiftieth birthday.A Man Who Could Be Me
April 27, 2010
An A-motored convertible whined past on the road, but Hogey went unseen.The Hoofer
Walter M. Miller
They are convertible for either silver or gold at Reykjavik.A Girl's Ride in Iceland
Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie
One has well said that Hinduism and caste are convertible terms.India, Its Life and Thought
John P. Jones
This is the great recommendation of Broadway; everything in it is convertible.Picture and Text
It is convertible into creative and constructive philosophy.Reconstruction in Philosophy
- capable of being converted
- (of a car) having a folding or removable roof
- a bond or debenture that can be converted to ordinary or preference shares on a fixed date at a fixed price
- (of a paper currency) exchangeable on demand for precious metal to an equivalent value
- Canadian (of a mortgage)able to be converted into a longer term mortgage without financial penalty
- a car with a folding or removable roof
Word Origin and History for convertible
late 14c., from Old French convertible (13c.), from Late Latin convertibilis "changeable," from Latin convertere (see convert (v.)). The noun is recorded from 1610s; meaning "automobile with a fold-down top" is from 1916.